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Ken's Lawn Service
12-25-2002, 01:36 PM
Does anybody know if exmark ever found any of their mowers that were stolen? I have been looking out for them because I have been shopping for new equipment myself right now and looking a lot at equipment for sale on the internet.

Thanks for the info in advance.

J&R
12-25-2002, 05:49 PM
I not seen them.what part of Ga. do you live i'm in north Ga. next door to Chattanooga.TN

HOMER
12-26-2002, 09:40 AM
Never heard there were any stolen!

How many and from where?

wriken
12-26-2002, 10:11 AM
I thought I remembered seeing in a auto swapper, that exmark had some stolen. This was mid summer I think, wonder if this is what your talking about?

chariot
12-26-2002, 10:20 AM
Go to Exmark on the manufacturer forum and read the thread titled reward, the first thread in there. This will explain.

HarryD
12-26-2002, 02:22 PM
I think it was a semi trailer that was stolen from there factory . not to smart to leave an entire truck load of mowers sitting there . I bet it was a inside job or someone that works there gave out the info to a so called friend for ill gain .

I worked for circuit city for 3 years part time nights and not a single thing was loaded into a truck unless it was going out that day . just for this reason . they had sevral delivery trucks stolen that were loaded the night before for delivery the next day . im sure that was a inside job also :mad:

mdb landscaping
12-26-2002, 07:58 PM
they got a trailer full of 27 riders stolen from their place in nebraska. They were offering a reward. i checked a few times on ebay but i didnt see anything that may be theirs.

crawdad
12-27-2002, 05:44 AM
I doubt if anyone would be fool enough to put them online. But then, some people are pretty foolish...
Crawdad

rodfather
12-27-2002, 01:35 PM
Originally posted by mdb landscaping
they got a trailer full of 27 riders stolen from their place in nebraska. They were offering a reward. i checked a few times on ebay but i didnt see anything that may be theirs.

I thought $1000 reward was kind of cheap for the amount of money in stolen machines they're talking about. You're talking probably over 200K.

If that was an inside job, they'll have to offer more than a grand to get someone to blow the whistle or fink out, i think

mdb landscaping
12-27-2002, 02:12 PM
its way over 200k in lost mowers id say. more like$500,000 or higher. i read through the list of missing lazers, and a lot were on the high end $$$.

LAWNGODFATHER
12-27-2002, 04:32 PM
Boy you all speculate.

Did not say how they were stored.

Here is the list and $100k would be just about right since these are all wholesale.

LHP4417KA – Lazer HP 17 hp Kawasaki engine, 44” cut
Serial numbers: 381663, 381664, 381665, 381666, 381667, 381668, 381669, 381670, 381671, 181672, 381673, 381674, 381675 and 381676.

LHP5523KA – Lazer HP 23 hp Kawasaki engine , 52” cut
Serial numbers: 387456, 387457, 387458, 387459, 387460, 387461, and 387462.

LZ27KC724 – Lazer Z 27 Hp Kohler engine, 72” cut
Serial numbers 386724, 386725, 386726, 386727, 386728 and 286729.

mdb landscaping
12-27-2002, 05:30 PM
they were stored in a trailer from what i read. The trailer had to cost quite a bit if it fit 27 mowers in it.

1MajorTom
12-27-2002, 05:59 PM
Yeah Mdb is correct.
The thread on the eXmark forum specifically states that a trailer from a warehouse in Nebraska was stolen.

LAWNGODFATHER
12-27-2002, 06:24 PM
Reward
All Lawnsite members and visitors

We would like to request your assistance. A few weeks ago a trailer containing 27 pieces of Exmark equipment was stolen from our warehouse in Lincoln, Nebraska.

We are requesting your assistance in locating the missing equipment, as well as the person or people responsible for the theft. Below is a list of equipment showing model and serial numbers for each missing unit.

LHP4417KA – Lazer HP 17 hp Kawasaki engine, 44” cut
Serial numbers: 381663, 381664, 381665, 381666, 381667, 381668, 381669, 381670, 381671, 181672, 381673, 381674, 381675 and 381676.

LHP5523KA – Lazer HP 23 hp Kawasaki engine , 52” cut
Serial numbers: 387456, 387457, 387458, 387459, 387460, 387461, and 387462.

LZ27KC724 – Lazer Z 27 Hp Kohler engine, 72” cut
Serial numbers 386724, 386725, 386726, 386727, 386728 and 286729.

It is probable that the people who stole the units will attempt to sell them. If you suspect that unit is stolen, we recommend that you attempt to locate the serial number tag. The serial number tag is located on the right-hand side of the frame just ahead of the fuel tank. If you suspect that any of these units are for sale in your area, we would ask that you contact your Exmark dealer as soon as possible with any information. You may also call us directly at 800-667-5296.

Exmark is offering a $1000 reward for information leading to the return of these units and/or the arrest of the people involved.

Thank you,

Exmark Manufacturing


Does that say how they were stolen? I am sure if they knew exacly how they wouldn't be asking us for help.

They surely would have the suspects in custody who preformed this devilsh task.

Keep in mind this is the MFG not a dealer, these mowers are priced at wholesale not retail.

What else it does not say is if they were complete mowers.

Any Exmark or Toro owner could tell you that they have more than 1 serial number per a machine.

Deck and power unit have differnt serial numbers. I seen 1 on the 44" line that might be just a deck.

mdb landscaping
12-27-2002, 06:38 PM
your guess is good as mine. I was just saying that we dont know, but i think it may be over 200k. We werent given all the info so who knows. I think whoever tracks down the culprit, should get an exmark for free:D

65hoss
12-27-2002, 06:50 PM
We would like to request your assistance. A few weeks ago a trailer containing 27 pieces of Exmark equipment was stolen from our warehouse in Lincoln, Nebraska.

bubble boy
12-28-2002, 06:43 PM
Originally posted by rodfather
I thought $1000 reward was kind of cheap for the amount of money in stolen machines they're talking about. You're talking probably over 200K.

If that was an inside job, they'll have to offer more than a grand to get someone to blow the whistle or fink out, i think

funny, a couple people posted this very opinion, only exmark didn't feel the need to display the posts, and locked the thread.

good luck to them.

HarryD
12-29-2002, 01:07 AM
Im sure these mowers are already parts or even been shipped over seas or down to mexico

let me see 1k reward

or 2 or 3k for a new mower hmmmmm

im a honest man but could be duped by a fast talker at a deal to good to pass up

just my 2 cents:

Rowdy_Yates
12-29-2002, 01:49 AM
Not being a wise guy but I see this a lot on the internet.

to good to pass up

When you're speaking of too much of something you should use "too."

When you're going to do something you should use "to."

When you mow two lawns you should use "two."

And that's my 2 cents worth. :D

LAWNGODFATHER
12-29-2002, 02:30 AM
Originally posted by Rowdy_Yates
Not being a wise guy but I see this a lot on the internet.



When you're speaking of too much of something,,,, you should use "too."

When you're going to do something ,,,,,you should use "to."

When you mow two lawns,,,, you should use "two."

And that's my 2 cents worth. :D

You forgot a comma....and it would be "I see this a great deal on the net"

Rowdy_Yates
12-29-2002, 10:39 AM
I believe you are correct LawnGodFather. I appreciate the correction.

Thanks!

HarryD
12-29-2002, 01:24 PM
so what your all english teachers now . I see a part time job teaching grammer in your future :rolleyes:

LAWNGODFATHER
12-29-2002, 02:33 PM
There is no need to correct other unless you down right cannot understand them.

SLS
12-29-2002, 02:44 PM
"I" before "E", except after "C", or if it sounds like "A" (as in 'neighbor' and 'weigh'). :laugh:

Rowdy_Yates
12-29-2002, 02:52 PM
There was no malice intended HarryD. I suppose the usage of too and to caught my eye because they were used so close together. Please accept my apology if I was offensive. All forums could be turned into grammar and punctuation correction stations.

It is troubling to see children and teenagers write these days. It seems we should set the example for them as best we can. I realize that most of us have shortcomings in the area of English and spelling.

Please, just chalk up my post to a wild hair that hit me late at night. I don't want the GodFather to make me an offer I can't refuse! :blush:

Peace, love, harmony, now back to lawmowers.

crawdad
12-29-2002, 07:16 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Rowdy_Yates
[B]Not being a wise guy but I see this a lot on the internet.



Me two!
Crawdad

HarryD
12-29-2002, 08:02 PM
no prob just getting tired of everyone talking about how bad everyones typing is . this is a message board not school or a letter or a lawn bid . its spose to be bad :D

turfguy
12-29-2002, 10:59 PM
You would be amazed at how fast stolen equipment can change hands and be shiped overseas.About a year ago one of my coworkers had an old mack R model dumptruck stolen from his yard on a sunday night.Two days later customs inspectors found it cut in half and folded over in a shipping container in baltimore the final destination.......columbia seems these old clunkers are desperatly needed for parts overseas. and trust me this thing was a piece of junk we laughed so hard when we heard this story. my guess is that these mowers have already found new homes overseas and are cutting plantation grass in some exotic country............however Iwil keep my eyes open you never know what will turn up.

mike9497
12-29-2002, 11:12 PM
wellif i bought one from someone and it had the numbers on it i would bust them.also i would pay exmark for what it cost to make the model.